Port Hope Rapids
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

   Thanks to Gord Collins for this picture!  

   About this Waterfall
Rating: 1/5  Size: Very Small Access: Easy Type: Rock Rapids

Waterfall Region: Eastern    County: Northumberland    Near: Port Hope

Watercourse: Ganaraska   Latitude, Longitude: 43.9506, -78.2922

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Several small rocky rapids can be found along the lowest reaches of the Ganaraska River before it empties to Lake Ontario. There are no waterfalls, but rather a number of wide, very low rocky steps spread out along perhaps a kilometre. Waterfall photography is very very limited, but the Ganaraska Trail runs along the river behind the historic downtown, making for a nice walk. This is by far the first water over bedrock that you will encounter on your way east from Toronto. The rapids start about 100 m south of Walton St and continue north to beyond the footbridge at Barrett Street.   (updated June 20, 2014).

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